The Campus

Blue Lake is located north of Muskegon, Michigan, in the Manistee National Forest and on the shore of Little Blue Lake. The Campus sits in the middle of 1,400 acres of preserved forest containing large white and red pine, oak, and maple trees. Students walk Canterbury Lane, Blue Lake’s main footpath, to reach classes throughout the campus. In all, Blue Lake maintains more than 275 rustic buildings, shelters, and cabins.

The Health Lodge
Blue Lake’s health lodge operates 24 hours a day and offers basic first-aid care and medication storage for campers. The camp nurse and qualified staff are available throughout the day and emergency care facilities are just minutes away.

Marek Hall
Campers eat meals with their cabin mates and share in the clean-up duties. Nutritious meals with vegetarian options are served by a professional food staff. Also available to campers is a salad bar containing fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, and an assortment of salads and breads. Please go to Health and Medical Care for more information on dietary restrictions.

Camp Pride
Located in the Manistee National Forest, Blue Lake prides itself in maintaining a clean and natural setting for its students. All campers help to preserve its beauty by pitching in on Camp Sweeps, such as picking up litter or collecting fallen branches for a campfire. Cabins and units are assigned areas of the camp to help keep clean.

On the Air
The broadcast studios of Blue Lake Public Radio, WBLV 90.3 in Muskegon and WBLU 88.9 in Grand Rapids, are located on the campus of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.  Campers often have the opportunity to attend live broadcasts at William Stewart Memorial Music Shell.

Old Time Music
While at camp, many students will visit Blue Lake’s Museum to learn the history of their own instruments. You never know what sounds you’ll hear in the Museum–anything from a didgeridoo to a Norwegian Hardanger Fiddle.

Blue Lake’s Camp Store, "The Happy Camper"
Located in Central Park, the camp store offers a wide assortment of refreshments as well as souvenirs, gifts, uniform items, and basic supplies. Recordings and photographs of camper ensembles are also available for purchase at the conclusion of your session. You can even buy your sweetheart a flower for the dance.